Four days ago, my Comcast cable internet service began slowing down in the evenings. I know this is normal behavior for cable service, since bandwidth is shared within communities. However, my usual 25 Mbps has slowed to somewhere between 1 and 4 Mbps after 5 PM, with the occasional 20 (very rare). I've seen it as low as 300 Kbps. I checked last night at 2 AM and it was clocking in at 50, which is what I pay for. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by alligatorman
on Dec 1, 2013 -
My Wi-Fi is slow, and it seems to be the fault of the router. How can I make it faster? Barring that, is there a better router I could buy? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Greg Nog
on Apr 12, 2013 -
How do I fix this fast-then-slow download issue on a Linux machine? It doesn't happen on a Windows machine. TCP tuning nerdery probably required. [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048
on Feb 8, 2012 -
Do I need to buy a new router? (boring details of really slow wireless performance below the fold) [more inside]
posted by tkerugger
on Jan 30, 2012 -
My internet is all wacky: I can torrent at full speed (Around 1.1 mb/s), but both direct downloads and regular http:// web requests are crawling at around 10 to 20 kpbs, even when I'm not torrenting. I've robooted and reconfigured. I suspect Port 80, but I have almost 0 experience in diagnosing and solving network issues. Thoughts?
posted by GilloD
on Jun 7, 2011 -
Help! I upgraded to snow leopard and now my internet is painfully slow. A quick google search shows i'm not the only one, but the only fix I can find (to do with the firewall) doesn't help me as I don't have firewall on. There seems to be no difference between Safari and Firefox. I'm seriously considering using time machine to get back to Leopard days.
As an example, pre snow leopard, a speed test measured at 1.83mb/s download, 0.16mb/s upload and 41ms latency, speed test just now says 0.46mb/s, 0.24mb/s upload and 51ms latency.
Therefore it looks like my upload speed has improved by my download has taken a dial up style kicking. As I don't upload anything very often, I don't care about any improvement in this area.
Can anyone assist? I'm running a January 2009 macbook if that helps.
posted by nunoidia
on Sep 17, 2009 -
What is causing my Qwest DSL internet connection to get slow several times a day. Unplugging the router fixes the problem temporarily. [more inside]
posted by dan g.
on Jul 16, 2009 -
Why is my brand-new router massively slowing my Internet connection, even when everything's connected with cables? [more inside]
posted by escabeche
on Jul 12, 2007 -